hiking

dogs on leash

Curecanti National Recreation Area, in Colorado, is formed by three reservoirs, named for corresponding dams on the Gunnison River. The national recreation area borders Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park on the west. Panoramic mesas, fjord-like reservoirs, and deep, steep and narrow canyons abound. Recently discovered dinosaur fossils, a 6,700-acre (20 km) archeological district, a narrow gauge train, and traces of 6000 year old dwellings further enhance the offerings of Curecanti.

Very Nice. Easy and quiet. Some great vistas for photography.

hiking
21 days ago

Easy access for a quick outing. Did it in deep snow. Only saw a couple folks on the trail. Overall nice hike.

Easy and beautiful. - kid friendly

The Devils Corkscrew will teach you a thing or two! Be ready for the big uphill. Trail paved with stones in some areas.

hiking
3 months ago

easy down, but rest up before heading back up!

hiking
3 months ago

Cute trail along the river BUT.....as we were walking hubby suggested the trail be named dog poop trail. There were at least 50 PILES of dog poop mainly near the beginning of the trail. And to end it off near the trash was a condom.

Allotta neature!

hiking
9 months ago

Great trail but easier than local trail maps describe it. Still a nice little workout trail and relaxing view of both the pinnacles and Blue Mesa Reservoir at the top. Take a yoga mat or a chair for lounging at the big open lookout point.

hiking
9 months ago

This is an amazing trail... Drops 900ft so be prepared. Bring lots of water..

Nice trail--was there on a wet day, recommend not going when it's been wet, as the soil gets pretty muddy and traffic contributes to trail degradation. But overall, the trail is well maintained and gives a great view of the Dillon Pinnacles. Dogs are allowed, on leash, so that's a plus!